It’s been a slow news week in GPS land, thankfully so since I’m migrating to a new laptop!
- Garmin has released updated versions of its Mac beta POI Loader and WebUpdater.
- For Windows users, Garmin has posted new versions of their POI loader and nRoute software.
- Finally, Garmin has posted the firmware updates in the past week for the StreetPilot i2, i3, and i5.
- GpsPasSion covers the GISTEQ Phototrackr. Here is the manufacturer’s page.
- iTWire covers a couple of geocoding options for Macs. Via Digg.
- Virtual Earth has posted quite a bit of updated imagery. Via The Map Room.
- How to embed a Google Maps "My Maps" mashup into your web page. Via Free GeoTools.
Updated GPS reviews
- Garmin nuvi 250 review – I’ve linked to GPS Magazine’s typically thorough review.
- Garmin nuvi 360 review – I’ve linked to a review of the European traffic-enabled model, the 360T.
- Garmin nuvi 680 review – GpsPasSion has a rolling nuvi 680 review going on.
- Lowrance iWAY 600C review – I’ve added a link to various screen shots to the review.
- Magellan Maestro 4040 review – Consumer-posted reviews are showing up on CNet. Meanwhile, Laptop Magazine gives the 4040 a 3.5 out of 5 star rating in their review.
All the news that doesn’t fit
- Maybe your GPS will soon know how to find an actual address, rather than guessing where it is within a single block.
- PocketLint reviews the new TomTom FM transmitter.
- GPS Tracking Systems reports on an open-source GPS fleet tracking system.
- Your PC can interfere with your GPS.
- GPS reception underground! And if you’ll buy this, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you. Via Digg.
- Low-res, but real-time satellite imagery.
- Download 1:24K, 1:100K and 1:250K topo maps as GeoPDFs.
- All U.S. nautical charts on a single CD.
- Not a thing to do with GPS — just a cool piece about making maps for ski resorts.